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  • #16
    Re: A Newspaper Unclear On The Concept

    The athletes are not giving up any inherent freedoms by subjecting themselves to testing. No one is forcing them to compete in track and field for a living. It's a sport, a game, it is completely voluntary. It has no impact on society or any significance other than we enjoy seeing who is the fastest and strongest. If mandatory testing weren't in place, no cheater would ever be caught, unless somehow an official walked into the bathroom and saw them shooting up with steroids. How could you possibly expect to keep any sport clean without mandatory and random testing? If the government randomly came to people's houses and tested for drugs, you would have an argument. All sports are completely voluntary, and are subject to governance. Fans have a right to know athletes are competing cleanly, because they pay their salaries. If athletes don't want to be tested, they can find a new profession, which would be nearly impossible for most of them since they don't have any useful skills to apply to the real world.

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    • #17
      Re: A Newspaper Unclear On The Concept

      The fact that testing is necessary makes Kurt's argument about society's decline IMHO. The testing itself and allowing of same isn't evidence of it. It is a side effect. Because, you're right abinferno. Take up another profession if you don't like it.

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